Today I am going to jump right in and tell you one thing I consider to be a key to ethical couponing.
I won’t redeem a coupon for anything except exactly what the coupon states.
This includes size, brand, and the amount of items. The manufacturer intended the coupon to be used on the exact item or items stated. The cashier expects me to use the coupon on the item stated. If I try to use the coupon in another way, do I appear to be ethical? Am I being ethical?
I realize that many coupons will scan for items other than what is pictured or stated, but in my opinion this does not make it OK to do.
I have made it one of my “ethics” or rules to only redeem coupons for exactly what is written.
That being said, we all make mistakes and coupons can be confusing/hard to interpret, even for seasoned pros. I believe as long as I am trying my best to redeem the coupon as written, I am being ethical.
I will say that if your coupon ethics are contrary to mine, that is OK. I am going to say what I think, and you don’t have to agree with me! All I ask is that you keep your comments objective and kind.